The Committee has reviewed the situation regarding the Society’s fixtures and has decided to cancel our 2 home fixtures in early June and in agreement with Hertfordshire Lady Captains to cancel our away fixture towards the end of June. The details of the cancelled events are:
1st Summer Meeting at Ballards Gore June 3rd
Friendly Match v Herts at Colne Valley June 8th
Friendly Match v Kent at West Malling June 22nd
Please pass this information on to others at your club if you are able.
We will review the situation regarding other events towards the end of May and will post another update on the website. It looks like it may be sometime before our combined golfing and social activities can resume, although we may be able to return to playing the game we all love, at our own clubs, as long as social distancing can be observed.
We hope that you are all well and keeping yourselves busy through these difficult and unprecedented times.
Carol Bell (Hon Secretary & Webmaster)
In line with Government guidelines issued this week and following the lead by the Essex Ladies County Golf Association, the Committee of the Society of Lady Captains of Essex has decided to cancel the Ida Bunting competition knock out rounds for 2020.
The Spring Meeting at Braintree on May 6th and the Friendly match with Essex Mens Captains at Stock Brook have also been cancelled. The Committee hopes to be able to reschedule the AGM to a later date and decisions on all other events will be taken in the ensuing weeks as advice is published by Public Health England.
Please pass this information on to other Society members at your club. Further updates will be posted here in due course. Rest assured that the health and safety of our members is paramount.
Carol Bell Hon Sec & Webmaster
The 66th AGM of the Society will be held promptly at 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday 8 May at Braintree Golf Club. All members of the Society are encouraged to attend, irrespective of whether or not they are playing in the competition of the day, as it is important for the wellbeing of the Society and it is your opportunity to find out what is planned for 2020.
Membership subscriptions are due by 28th February. Packs have been emailed and/or posted to all current members and new Lady Captains. If you have not received your pack the essential documents are available to download from here:
This year all our documents are in PDF format as we were having difficulties with word documents printed from some tablets and mobiles. Please download, print, complete and return your Subscription Form and if appropriate your Meetings Application and Friendly Match Forms as soon as possible.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our events during the year.
Carol Bell (Hon Sec & Webmaster)
Wed 8 April Match with Essex Men’s Captains Stock Brook (Home)
Wed 6 May AGM & Spring Meeting Braintree
Wed 3 June 1st Summer Meeting Ballards Gore
Mon 8 June Match v Herts Colne Valley (Home)
Mon 22 June Match v Kent West Malling (Away)
Wed 8 July Match v Cambs & Hunts Chigwell (Home)
Mon 13 July 2nd Summer Meeting Theydon Bois
Wed 5 Aug Match v Suffolk Frinton (Home)
Mon 10 Aug Ida Bunting Semi Finals TBC
Thurs 13 Aug 3rd Summer Meeting Clacton
Mon 24 Aug Ida Bunting Final TBC
Tues 8 Sept Autumn Meeting Three Rivers
Our annual mailshot to members and new Lady Captains will be sent out by post/email before the end of January.
Carol Bell Hon Sec & Webmaster
Our Autumn Meeting, the last event of the season took place at Chigwell Golf Club in mid September. A very popular meeting with the past and present Lady Captains with 78 ladies from 36 clubs across the County playing on the day in the drawn 4BBB competition.
The ladies teed off from 12 noon in warm and overcast conditions. As the day went on the grey clouds gathered, the wind got up and eventually the rain came down. Nevertheless the ladies enjoyed the course although some found the greens tricky to master and the numerous bunkers difficult to avoid. At the end of the day the ladies were treated to a delicious cold buffet. Our thanks to Chigwell Golf Club for hosting the event and to all the staff on the day for looking after our every need. Thanks also to Kate Gadsby Lady Captain of Chigwell for joining us for the day and to Jo Davies our Vice President for coming in the afternoon to take charge of the results and present the prizes with Kate.
As is often the case, the prizes were fiercely contested with 4 pairs on 39 points. 6th Caroline Fields (Braintree) & Jenny Luke (Mardyke Valley), 5th Sandra Griggs (Maylands) & Christine Berry (Belfairs), 4th June Morgan (Langdon Hills) & Roma Raymond (Five Lakes) 3rd Brenda Young (Braintree) & Pat Vincent (Chelmsford). However 2 pairs excelled and in second place with 41 points were Pauline Nash (Royal Epping) & Margaret Oliver (Orsett). But the clear winners lifting the Bradban Trophy with a fantastic score of 45 points were Lynne Southgate (The Burstead) and Carol Berry (Garon Park).
It was great to see so many ladies in there pink attire out on the course, a great way to end the season.
We are in the process of finalising our programme of events for 2020, details should be on our website before Christmas and we look forward to seeing our existing members and some new ones too next season.
Carol Bell Hon Secretary & Webmaster
Will all those playing in the Society of Essex Lady Captains Autumn Meeting at Chigwell on Monday 23 September please register by no later than 11.10. This is a large meeting so please don’t be late. If you are held up on the day please send a text message to Carol Bell (mobile 07784 244172) or leave a voice message, giving your estimated time of arrival. Bacon rolls and coffee will be available from around 10.30. First tee time is 12 noon. A list of those playing can be downloaded below, can members please ensure that others at your club are aware of the details. If you need to cancel your place please contact Jane Collier preferably via email firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively telephone Jane on 01621 893644, in either case please ensure you receive confirmation of your cancelation.
The evening meal is a Cold Buffet including beef, turkey or gammon with a selection of salads – mixed leaf, cherry tomatoes, onion, cucumber, peppers, coleslaw, quinoa bean salad, pasta salad plus new potatoes and bread. The dessert is apple crumble. If you have any special dietary requirements you must contact the club direct (please speak to Kathleen or Trudy in the office) 020 8500 2059 in advance of the meeting, to ensure you are properly catered for. Buggies are available to hire at a special price of £20 by contacting the Pro shop (020 8500 2059). If you intend to book a buggy please contact Carol Bell (mob 07784 244172] and let us know if you are happy to share and we will try to put you in a group with another lady who wants a buggy – but no guarantees!
We look forward to seeing you all at Chigwell on the day.
Carol Bell (Hon Sec and Webmaster)